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Dianne

dianne

Dallas, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Postcard

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Beverly Lewis
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    In a terrible accident, Rachel Yoder loses her husband, her son, and her unborn child. Now, Rachel leads a reclusive life with her young daughter. Her soul is troubled, and her eye-sight has mysteriously dimmed. But the discovery of an old postcard, hidden for years, is about to change Rachel's world.

    Julie says: "I loved it!"
    "not very interesting"
    Overall

    nothing really seemed to happen in this book; much ado about nothing...
    it was good for putting me to sleep in the middle of the night!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Place Like Rome: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Julie Moffett
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Italy might seem like a long way to go to hide after a disastrous date. But when sexy uberhacker Slash (no, that's not his real name) asks me to go with him to Rome on an investigation, the timing is sort of perfect. My messed-up love life becomes the least of my worries, though, after the dead body, the near-kidnapping and the discovery of a top secret encrypted file that even I can't hack.

    Dianne says: "Can't wait for the next book in this series!"
    "Can't wait for the next book in this series!"
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    I love this series! The Lexi character is so realistic. Geeky, unsure of herself, doesn't realize just how awesome she is! This book is a lot of fun because it takes you to Europe and the scenes with Slash and his Nonna are hilarious! I don’t know which man Lexi will end up with, but I know it will be a fun journey along the way! I can’t wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Didgeridoo: A Jamie Quinn Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barbara Venkataraman
    • Narrated By Carrie Lee Martz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception, jealousy, and vengeance when her cousin, Adam, is wrongfully accused of murder. It's up to Jamie to find the real murderer before it's too late. It doesn't help that the victim is a former rock star with more enemies than friends, or that Adam confessed to a murder he didn't commit.

    luvshihtzu says: "Would Have Been Better in eBook or Print Format"
    "Fun, Fast Litttle Mystery!"
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    Don't let the funny name discourage you from listening to this book. This novella reads like a complete full-length mystery. It is well written and the characters are well developed and enjoyable. This is a fun, fast little mystery that I think many will enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Gamble: Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Lynda Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    This series looks sharply at those who perceive themselves as the rich - the elite, and revolves around expensive cars, clothes and posh country clubs. Fans of Sue Grafton, J.A. Jance, and Sara Peretsky will find Shelton's female sleuth captivating. Devout in her dedication for the underdog, Charlie Parker gets drawn into perilous predicaments while sticking her neck out for friends and clients in trouble. She proves a wily opponent for the evil she discovers.

    beatrice says: "Needs work"
    "Good Mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First of all the sound was bad, you could hear every time the narrator turned a page. The narrator could probably be better with a little practice (I noticed she hasn't narrated any other books on Audible). Her voice isn't bad, just needs to work on inflection. All this was a distraction from a very well written mystery. I kept listening because the story was interesting. Note to author or publisher - get better audio!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Richard Hooker
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (464)

    Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth. The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."

    Trish says: "I Wanted to Love it--and I DID!!"
    "Not as good as the show"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is one case where the book was not as good as the show. It was interesting to see how the whole show started with this book, but I didn't find the book particularly entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Citizen Insane: A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karen Cantwell
    • Narrated By Nan McNamara
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    If you think PTA meetings are boring, then you haven't attended one in Barbara Marr's neighborhood, where murder is on the agenda. Always one to stumble into trouble, Barb learns the hard way that a seemingly innocent yearbook scandal is actually part of a seriously sinister and deadly plot. Join soccer mom and movie lover Barbara Marr in this second laugh-out-loud, chaotic mystery, where high-profile crime and suburban living collide in an unexpected fashion.

    Adam Shields says: "Suburban housewife finds more than she expected"
    "Fast Paced Entertainment!"
    Overall
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    This book was a super fun listen. Yes, the story line is a bit of a reach, but it is written so well that it doesn’t matter and in fact the craziness of the plot makes it that more enjoyable. I for one have enough of real life situations and enjoy reading something that can take me away from my ordinary life. The main character is a mom and is trying to keep her marriage together which most of us can relate to, but her situations are completely crazy and so funny that it will make you laugh. If you enjoy fun, fast paced mystery, intrigue and complete escapism then this is the book for you. BTW, the narrator is absolutely FABULOUS!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Take the Monkeys and Run (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery #1): A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Karen Cantwell
    • Narrated By Nan McNamara
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie's Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor.

    Candy Lyons says: "Take The Monkeys and Run Hits a Home Run!!!"
    "Hilarious Entertainment!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Other reviews have already outlined the plot, so I will just give my opinion of the book.
    I read the book and liked it so much that now a couple years later, I listened to the audio book. The writing is very well crafted and the plot leads you on a rollercoaster ride of hilarious escapades. Throw in a soccer mom, an estranged husband that looks like George Clooney, an ex-boyfriend and some mafia characters and you are in for an entertaining ride!
    I have already read book 2 and plan to read the rest in the series and anxiously wait for more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas: A Sophie Katz Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (499)

    Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home. Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet

    G. House Sr. says: "Better and Better"
    "Kyra does it again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love the Sophie Katz books; I try to save them for when I'm going on a trip to make the travel time more fun.
    I saved this one for when we had a family reunion in Vegas this year. Loved it!!! The writer and the narrator did not disappoint. I laughed all the way thru!
    Keep it up Ms. Davis!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2671)
    Performance
    (2398)
    Story
    (2397)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Quirky Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you try another book from Maria Semple and/or Kathleen Wilhoite?

    No. I'm sure a lot of people enjoyed this book as shown in the reviews. I found the mother very angry and not someone I enjoyed reading about. Once she disappeared, I liked the book a whole lot better!!! I did enjoy the young girl (her daughter), sorry I've read several books since and can't remember the daughter's name...


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting was the way the daughter stood up for her mom.
    The the least interesting was the mom's character.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kathleen Wilhoite?

    don't know


    Do you think Where'd You Go, Bernadette needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2766)
    Performance
    (1462)
    Story
    (1476)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    A User says: "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt"
    "one of the best books ive listened to!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this was such a great story and the narration was absolutely wonderful! Storytelling at its best!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt?

    I loved so many of her conversations with Oletta. One of the best quotes would be "It is what we believe about ourselves that determines how others see us."


    Have you listened to any of Jenna Lamia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to several other books narrated by Ms Lamia. She is hands down the best!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1446)
    Performance
    (1160)
    Story
    (1153)

    Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls.

    Cheryl says: "Hold on to your seat!!!"
    "Couldn't get past the first hour of this one!"
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    What would have made Falling Glass better?

    Couldn't follow the story - so maybe a better story? The story kept skipping around and it was very difficult to be interested in what was going to happen next.


    Has Falling Glass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    hard to follow the accent


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    no

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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